Tuesday, May 06, 2008
“We Now Know Who the Democratic Nominee’s Going to Be, and No One’s Going to Dispute It”
Tonight’s lopsided victory for Senator Barack Obama in North Carolina, and Hillary Clinton’s razor-thin win in Indiana--if she can even hold on to that--have finally brought NBC Washington bureau chief Tim Russert to the conclusion that Obama is the presumptive nominee. If Clinton concedes in the morning, Obama can finally get on to the business of bringing Democrats together behind his banner, showing up John “100 Years War” McCain for the Republican’t caricature he is, and winning the White House in November. ’Bout time. READ MORE: “Obama Wins; How Does Clinton Lose?,” by Marc Ambinder (The Atlantic); “Hillary Will Drop Out by June 15,” by Lawrence O’Donnell (The Huffington Post).